How will Vanuatu ride out COVID and cyclones

There was no social distancing evident as tens of thousands of Vanuatu citizens marched through the capital to celebrate the nation’s 40th Independence Anniversary at the end of last month. Vanuatu is one of just

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FNPF pays out F$49.1 million in COVID-19 scheme

The Fiji National Provident Fund says its has paid out F$49.1 million (US$22m) to 77,507 members under the COVID-19 withdrawal scheme, with most applications now processed. The FNPF says 86,854 applications in total

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TC Harold: Luganville’s Mayor fears rebuilding effort will be huge

The Lord Mayor of Luganville town in Vanuatu, Peter Patty says his biggest fear now is how they can rebuild as Cyclone Harold is already causing devastating damage in the northern town. The Category 5 Tropical Cyclone

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